It's generally not a lot of fun for anyone to be in a hospital, but it's especially tough on children and teens. Though doctors, nurses, family and friends make long stays more bearable, there is still much time where pediatric patients can feel lonely, bored and scared.
That's where Starlight comes in! Starlight brings Hospital Happenings® events to hospitals across the country. Hospital Happenings are fun-filled parties, therapeutic workshops that promote creative self expression, laugh-packed visits from musicians, clowns and entertainers, and other special events such as movie nights, game tournaments and crafting extravaganzas. All pediatric patients are welcome, as are parents and siblings. And if a child can't leave his or her bed, we can often bring the party to his or her room!
Hospital staff recognize Hospital Happenings as highly effective morale boosters that create much-needed social interaction. For children, the ability to share a laugh with family, roommates and caregivers can be the best medicine possible.
Hospital Happenings are a gift that makes everyone smile, including the planners and participants. Volunteers and the generosity of individuals and corporations alike make it all happen. Frequently, businesses and organizations sponsor events, and their employees volunteer to participate.
To learn how you or your business can get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.